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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331207/cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-related-inflammation-a-case-report-presenting-diagnostic-difficulties
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Cecylia Rajczewska-Oleszkiewicz, Agnieszka Cyganek, Anna Stadnik, Dorota Dziewulska
We describe an 86-year-old woman with a history of hypertension who presented sudden disturbances of consciousness and left hemiparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed diffused hyperintensive changes on T2-weighted images localized subcortically in the white matter of both cerebral hemispheres, corresponding to acute vasogenic edema, causing moderate mass effect. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome was initially diagnosed. After implementation of anti-edema intravenous steroid treatment and hypotensive therapy the symptoms began to retire, till the total regression...
January 6, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317418/home-polygraphic-recording-with-telemedicine-monitoring-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-sleep-apnoea-in-stroke-hopes-study-study-protocol-for-a-single-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Stefan Thomas Kotzian, Angela Schwarzinger, Sandra Haider, Bernd Saletu, Josef Spatt, Michael Timothy Saletu
INTRODUCTION: Meta-analyses report that more than 50% of patients who had a stroke suffer from moderate to severe sleep apnoea (SA), with adherence rates to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy of only 30%. The primary objective of this study is to determine whether PAP adherence in patients who had a stroke with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) can be improved by a PAP training strategy during inhospital rehabilitation combined with a telemedicine monitoring system after discharge. Further objectives are (1) to compare the validity of a non-attended level-III polygraphy with that of a level-II polysomnography (PSG) in the diagnosis of SA, (2) to compare the validity of an apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) yielded by the PAP device with that obtained during PSG, (3) to determine changes in nocturnal systolic blood pressure (BP) due to PAP therapy with the pulse transit time (PTT) method and (4) to assess the impact of telemonitored PAP therapy on neurorehabilitation outcome parameters...
January 9, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287781/beneficial-effects-of-oral-administration-of-c-phycocyanin-and-phycocyanobilin-in-rodent-models-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
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Majel Cervantes-Llanos, Nielsen Lagumersindez-Denis, Javier Marín-Prida, Nancy Pavón-Fuentes, Viviana Falcon-Cama, Beatriz Piniella-Matamoros, Hanlet Camacho-Rodríguez, Julio Raúl Fernández-Massó, Carmen Valenzuela-Silva, Ivette Raíces-Cruz, Eduardo Pentón-Arias, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Giselle Pentón-Rol
The only three oral treatments currently available for multiple sclerosis (MS) target the relapsing forms of the disease and concerns regarding efficacy, safety and tolerability limit their use. Identifying novel oral disease-modifying therapies for MS, targeting both its inflammatory and neurodegenerative components is still a major goal. AIM: The scope of this study was to provide evidence that the oral administration of C-Phycocyanin (C-PC), the main biliprotein of the Spirulina platensis cyanobacteria and its tetrapyrrolic prosthetic group, Phycocyanobilin (PCB), exert ameliorating actions on rodent models of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)...
December 26, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260038/can-suitable-candidates-for-levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal-gel-therapy-be-identified-using-current-evidence
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REVIEW
Maria José Catalán, Angelo Antonini, Matilde Calopa, Ovidiu Băjenaru, Oriol de Fábregues, Adolfo Mínguez-Castellanos, Per Odin, José Manuel García-Moreno, Stephen W Pedersen, Zvezdan Pirtošek, Jaime Kulisevsky
Advanced Parkinson's disease (APD) is characterized by increased functional disability, caused by motor complications, the presence of axial symptoms, and emergent disease- and drug-related non-motor symptoms. One of the advanced therapies available is intrajejunal infusion of levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG); however, patient selection for this treatment is sometimes difficult, particularly because of overlapping indications with other alternatives. In recent years, strong evidence has supported the use of LCIG in treating motor fluctuations associated with APD, and several clinical studies provide emerging evidence for additional benefits of LCIG treatment in certain patients...
September 2017: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242978/animal-models-of-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia-the-6-ohda-lesioned-rat-and-mouse
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REVIEW
Elisabetta Tronci, Veronica Francardo
Appearance of L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID) represents a major limitation in the pharmacological therapy with the dopamine precursor L-DOPA. Indeed, the vast majority of parkinsonian patients develop dyskinesia within 9-10 years of L-DOPA oral administration. This makes the discovery of new therapeutic strategies an important need. In the last decades, several animal models of Parkinson's disease (PD) have been developed, to both study mechanisms underlying PD pathology and treatment-induced side effects (i...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225339/early-speech-development-in-koolen-de-vries-syndrome-limited-by-oral-praxis-and-hypotonia
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Angela T Morgan, Leenke van Haaften, Karen van Hulst, Carol Edley, Cristina Mei, Tiong Yang Tan, David Amor, Simon E Fisher, David A Koolen
Communication disorder is common in Koolen de Vries syndrome (KdVS), yet its specific symptomatology has not been examined, limiting prognostic counselling and application of targeted therapies. Here we examine the communication phenotype associated with KdVS. Twenty-nine participants (12 males, 4 with KANSL1 variants, 25 with 17q21.31 microdeletion), aged 1.0-27.0 years were assessed for oral-motor, speech, language, literacy, and social functioning. Early history included hypotonia and feeding difficulties...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180359/tegoprazan-a-novel-potassium-competitive-acid-blocker-to-control-gastric-acid-secretion-and-motility
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Nobuyuki Takahashi, Yukinori Take
Tegoprazan, (S)-4-((5,7-difluorochroman-4-yl)oxy)-N,N,2-trimethyl-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-6-carboxamide, a potassium-competitive acid blocker (P-CAB), is a novel potent and highly selective inhibitor of gastric H+/K+-ATPase. Tegoprazan inhibited porcine, canine, and human H+/K+-ATPases in vitro with IC50 values ranging 0.29 ~ 0.52 μM while that for canine kidney Na+/K+-ATPase was more than 100 μM. A kinetic analysis revealed that tegoprazan inhibited H+/K+-ATPase with potassium-competitive manner and the binding was reversible...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178365/levodopa-a-new-look-at-an-old-friend
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REVIEW
C Warren Olanow, Fabrizio Stocchi
Levodopa is the most effective antiparkinsonian agent, but chronic treatment is associated with the development of motor complications in the majority of patients with PD. Recent scientific and clinical advances are improving this situation. Long-term, double-blind studies demonstrate that dose is an important risk factor for the development of both motor fluctuations and dyskinesia, and suggest that it is best to use low doses of l-dopa when possible. Inhaled l-dopa and sublingual apomorphine are now being developed as rescue therapies that permit rapid and predictable reversal of off periods...
November 27, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158022/activation-of-the-nrf2-signaling-pathway-and-neuroprotection-of-nigral-dopaminergic-neurons-by-a-novel-synthetic-compound-kms99220
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Ji Ae Lee, Hyo Jin Son, Ji Won Choi, Jinwoo Kim, Se Hee Han, Nari Shin, Ji Hyun Kim, Soo Jeong Kim, Jun Young Heo, Dong Jin Kim, Ki Duk Park, Onyou Hwang
The transcription factor Nrf2 is known to induce gene expression of antioxidant enzymes and proteasome subunits. Because both oxidative stress and protein aggregation have damaging effects on neurons, activation of the Nrf2 signaling should be beneficial against neurodegeneration. In this study, we report a novel synthetic morpholine-containing chalcone KMS99220 that confers neuroprotection. It showed high binding affinity to the Nrf2 inhibitory protein Keap-1 and increased nuclear translocation of Nrf2 and gene expression of the antioxidant enzymes heme oxygenase-1, NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase-1, and the catalytic and modifier subunits of glutamate-cysteine ligase in dopaminergic CATH...
November 17, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153553/effectiveness-of-an-early-switch-from-intravenous-to-oral-antimicrobial-therapy-for-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-patients-with-severe-motor-intellectual-disabilities
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Masaru Kawamura, Takayuki Hoshina, Masato Ogawa, Takato Nakamoto, Koichi Kusuhara
An early switch from intravenous to oral antimicrobial therapy is useful for reducing the duration of the hospitalization in adult patients with community acquired-pneumonia, whereas the efficacy of switch therapy for pediatric patients with community acquired (CA)-lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is uncertain. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of switch therapy for LRTI in patients with severe motor intellectual disabilities (SMID). This retrospective study was performed on 92 patients with SMID who were admitted to the Department of Pediatrics at the Hospital of University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2017 for the suspicion of bacterial LRTI and were initially treated with an intravenous antimicrobial agent...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094055/effect-of-menstrual-cycle-on-acute-intermittent-porphyria
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V R Souza Júnior, V M V Lemos, I M L Feitosa, R Florencio, C W B Correia, L B Correia Fontes, M F Hazin Costa, M C B Correia
A 16-year-old female who was attended as an outpatient reported localized, acute abdominal pain with vomiting, symmetrical motor weakness, and burning sensation in both arms and legs. Her medical history showed irrational behavior, repeated admissions at the emergency units of many other reference hospitals, where she had been investigated for celiac disease and treated with analgesics for pain events. Her clinical condition remained unchanged despite the use of many oral analgesics. In those admissions, she showed dysautonomia, vomiting, and abdominal pain...
January 2017: Child Neurology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091557/single-dose-gene-replacement-therapy-for-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Jerry R Mendell, Samiah Al-Zaidy, Richard Shell, W Dave Arnold, Louise R Rodino-Klapac, Thomas W Prior, Linda Lowes, Lindsay Alfano, Katherine Berry, Kathleen Church, John T Kissel, Sukumar Nagendran, James L'Italien, Douglas M Sproule, Courtney Wells, Jessica A Cardenas, Marjet D Heitzer, Allan Kaspar, Sarah Corcoran, Lyndsey Braun, Shibi Likhite, Carlos Miranda, Kathrin Meyer, K D Foust, Arthur H M Burghes, Brian K Kaspar
BACKGROUND: Spinal muscular atrophy type 1 (SMA1) is a progressive, monogenic motor neuron disease with an onset during infancy that results in failure to achieve motor milestones and in death or the need for mechanical ventilation by 2 years of age. We studied functional replacement of the mutated gene encoding survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) in this disease. METHODS: Fifteen patients with SMA1 received a single dose of intravenous adeno-associated virus serotype 9 carrying SMN complementary DNA encoding the missing SMN protein...
November 2, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072002/-clinical-trials-for-treatment-of-acute-lumbar-sprain-by-acupuncture-stimulation-of-yaotong-and-local-ashi-points-in-combination-with-patients-lumbar-movement
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Li-Li Liu, Jing Lu, Hui-Fang Ma
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effect of acupuncture stimulation of "Yaotong"-point (one acupoint of balance acupuncture therapy) and Ashi-points combined with patients' lumbar movement in the treatment of acute lumbar sprain. METHODS: Forty-six acute lumbar sprain patients were randomized into treatment group (26 cases) and control group (20 cases) using a random number table. The patients of the treatment group were treated by acupuncture stimulation of "Yaotong"-point[above Yintang (EX-HN 3)] and local Ashi-points for 20 min, and were asked to move the waist simultaneously during acupuncture stimulation...
February 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054780/safe-burr-hole-surgery-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma-using-dabigatran-with-idarucizumab
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Nobuhiko Arai, Yutaka Mine, Hiroshi Kagami, Michiyuki Maruyama, Jun Daiko, Makoto Inaba
BACKGROUND: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common intracranial hematoma. The number of patients who undergo anticoagulant therapy including a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) is expected to increase. Recently, idarucizumab, the antidote for dabigatran, which is a DOAC, has been developed. We successfully treated CSDH with dabigatran using emergency burr hole surgery and idarucizumab. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 79-year-old Japanese man severely hit his head and visited the emergency room (ER)...
October 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052051/tongue-strengthening-exercises-in-healthy-older-adults-specificity-of-bulb-position-and-detraining-effects
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Leen Van den Steen, Charlotte Schellen, Katja Verstraelen, Anne-Sophie Beeckman, Jan Vanderwegen, Marc De Bodt, Gwen Van Nuffelen
Clinical tongue-strengthening therapy programs are generally based on the principles of exercise and motor learning, including the specificity paradigm. The aim of this study was to investigate the specific effect of anterior and posterior tongue-strengthening exercises (TSE) on tongue strength (TS) in healthy older adults and to measure possible detraining effects. Sixteen healthy elderly completed 8 weeks of TSE by means of the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument (IOPI). They were distributed in two different treatment arms and performed either exclusively anterior or posterior TSE (ATSE, n = 9 or PTSE, n = 7) depending on the treatment arm...
October 19, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043567/impact-of-adverse-events-on-health-utility-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-receiving-first-line-chemotherapy-for-metastatic-breast-cancer-results-from-the-select-bc-study
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Yasuhiro Hagiwara, Takeru Shiroiwa, Kojiro Shimozuma, Takuya Kawahara, Yukari Uemura, Takanori Watanabe, Naruto Taira, Takashi Fukuda, Yasuo Ohashi, Hirofumi Mukai
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of adverse events (AEs) on health utility and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with metastatic breast cancer undergoing first-line chemotherapy. METHODS: We analyzed the data from the SELECT BC study, a multicenter, open-label, randomized, phase III study conducted in Japan, which compared first-line S-1 with taxane therapies. Heath utility and HRQOL were assessed using the EQ-5D-3L and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Core 30 (EORTC QLQ-C30) at baseline and 3, 6, and 12 months after treatment initiation...
October 17, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035887/valeriana-officinalis-root-extract-modulates-cortical-excitatory-circuits-in-humans
#17
Ludovico Mineo, Carmen Concerto, Dhaval Patel, Tyrone Mayorga, Michael Paula, Eileen Chusid, Eugenio Aguglia, Fortunato Battaglia
BACKGROUND: Valeriana officinalis extract (VE) is a popular herbal medicine used for the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders. Although the anxiolytic and sedative effects are mainly attributed to the modulation of GABA-ergic transmission, the mechanism of action has not been fully investigated in humans. Noninvasive brain stimulation protocols can be used to elucidate the mechanisms of action of psychoactive substances at the cortical level in humans. In this study, we investigated the effects of a single dose of VE on cortical excitability as assessed with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)...
October 17, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943744/outpatient-treatment-based-on-self-management-strategies-for-chronic-drooling-in-two-children
#18
Tessa W P de Bruijn, Jody Sohier, Jan J W van der Burg
Drooling is a distressing condition, which is often caused by reduced oral motor control associated with a neurological disorder. It has significant medical, practical and psychosocial impact on children or youth and their families. Therefore, treatment is necessary. Although behavioural therapy for drooling shows promising results, it is generally time- and cost-intensive. For this reason, alternative ways to provide behavioural treatment for chronic drooling need to be explored. In a pair of case studies, the feasibility and potential of an outpatient variant of a behavioural treatment programme for drooling based on self-management strategies was researched with two children with oral motor difficulties...
2017: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933983/addition-of-kinesio-taping-of-the-orbicularis-oris-muscles-to-speech-therapy-rapidly-improves-drooling-in-children-with-neurological-disorders
#19
Denise Lica Yoshimura Mikami, Cristina Lemos Barbosa Furia, Alexis Fonseca Welker
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of Kinesio Taping (KT) of the orbicularis oris muscles as an adjunct to standard therapy for drooling. METHODS: Fifteen children with neurological disorders and drooling received speech therapy and twice-weekly KT of the orbicularis muscles over a 30-day period. Drooling was assessed by six parameters: impact on the life of the child and caregiver; severity of drooling; frequency of drooling; drooling volume (estimated by number of bibs used); salivary leak; and interlabial gap...
September 21, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913308/new-treatment-in-facial-nerve-palsy-caused-by-sagittal-split-ramus-osteotomy-of-mandible
#20
Jin Hoon Lee, Kyung Ah Lee
A 25-years-old woman with mandibular prognathism underwent a mandibular setback by way of mandibular sagittal split ramus osteotomy (MSSRO). After 2 days of operation, she developed difficulty of closing her right eye. The blink reflex test and motor nerve conduction study of the right orbicularis oris muscle were revealed right facial neuropathy of unknown origin and House-Brackmann facial nerve grading system (HBFNGS) grade V. For treatment, we initially prescribed oral prednisolone and nimodipine including physical therapy...
March 2017: Archives of Craniofacial Surgery
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